Dr. Tom Curran explores the history of the Portiuncula Indulgence on August 2nd. Tom celebrates the 25 year Anniversary of Vercillo’s Catholic Book and Gift in Tacoma and the retirement of owners Dennis and Toni Vercillo by interviewing them about the mission and gift of running a Catholic bookstore.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran explore the themes of apathy, lethargy and anger. Kari talks about recent breakthroughs and shares her current book list. Tom plays a game of Catholic Trivia and reads quotes from Lukewarm Catholicism: Scourge Upon the Church and Ruin of Souls by Fr. William Casey.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran confess to having an empty tool box, honking the horn, lacking a bedtime routine, and watching Hallmark movies. Kari reads her favorite poem posted on Mary Grace’s World Race blog, “I Never Knew Jesus had Brown Eyes.” Tom shares insights he’s learned about trauma and trauma-informed care.
Dr. Tom Curran references a few of his favorite ‘reflective books’ and reflects on quotes from saints, like: St. John Paul II, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, and more! Tom shares stories about buying groceries for another family, why he canceled Amazon Prime and what he plans to say to St. Paul in heaven.
Is your New Year’s resolution to pray more? Did you make a goal to renew your spiritual life in 2017? Dr. Tom Curran recommends several of his favorite books on prayer from authors such as: Hans Urs von Balthasar, C.S. Lewis, Fr. Jacques Philippe, Peter Kreeft, and more! Check out the full version of Dr. Tom Curran’s Book Recommendation List